Brahmas steal the victory from the Panthers in five sets

“We didn’t make errors. We ran our offense, and we moved the ball well.” -Coach Becky Bevans

The Diamond Bar High School volleyball team added another victory to its record with a win at the Diamond Ranch. The competitive game went back and forth as the Lady Brahmas won in five sets. Claiming the first, third, and the final set, DBHS managed to pull off a win against the Panthers. The team is on a four game winning streak, bringing its overall record to 13-8.

DBHS took an early 1-0 lead in the game through great passes and hard serves. “We played pretty well in the first set. We didn’t make errors, we ran our offense, we moved the ball well. Diamond Ranch struggled to pass and put up a bunch of a fight in the first set,” Coach Becky Bevans said. The Lady Brahmas took control of this set and won 25-10. However, the Panthers quickly changed the momentum of the game in the second set as they refused to give up. DBHS struggled to keep up with their swift passing and set-ups. The Lady Brahmas were unable to stage a comeback in the second set as they struggled to properly run their offense. As a result, DRHS won the second set 18-25.

Senior captain Tatum Lockett, senior Angela Schmidt, and junior Anna Vorkink led the team in kills with 12, 10, and 7 respectively. Junior Hayley Everhart was also a key player in the victory as she brought hustle and energy to the Lady Brahma team, according to Bevans.

Determined to reclaim the lead, DBHS came out strong and dominated the third set. The team easily beat the Panthers, winning the set 25-18. The Lady Brahmas gave the Panthers a difficult time as the deadly kills from Lockett shattered their defense. However, DBHS failed to repeat the same kind of quality play and lost the next set.

“We were inconsistent, struggled to get into rhythm and find our unity as a team,” Bevans commented. The Lady Brahmas struggled in the fourth set as the Panthers came out stronger and more aggressive. The lead fluctuated between both teams constantly, but toward the end, the Panthers managed to pull away and win 19-25, sending the game into its fifth set.

Both teams gave their best efforts as the last and final set determined who would take the victory. In the long run, DBHS produced better offense through its passing and receiving. Subsequently, the Lady Brahmas beat the Panthers in the game winning fifth set of 15-11.

Although the Panthers put up a strong fight in their home court, the Lady Brahmas overcame their struggles of inconsistency and defeated the Panthers. “We have work to do, we got to be more consistent,” Bevans stated.